Bears VS. Rams
As goes the Bears offense, so goes Gould. In Chicago's 7--0 start, Gould kicked
20 field goals and 23 extra points. But the attack has petered out and the
NFL's field goal percentage leader (96.3) has seen his chances diminish. In the
Bears last five games, Gould has just seven field goal attempts--including one
that was blocked against New England--and 11 extra-point tries.
The Bolts hung 35 on Denver three weeks ago--and that was on the road. Denver
likely will crowd the line this time to stop LaDainian Tomlinson, which will
open routes for quick passes to tight end Antonio Gates. If Broncos middle
linebacker Al Wilson (who injured his neck on Sunday) plays, he likely won't be
at full strength.
FISH OR CUT
He's a lock for
Canton, but Favre's fantasy value has taken a nosedive since he suffered a
nerve injury in his elbow during a Week 11 loss to the Patriots. In the two
games since, Favre is a combined 46 for 83 (55.4%), with two touchdowns and
five interceptions. The real question is: Should you depend on Favre in the
fantasy playoffs? Three of Green Bay's remaining four games (at San Francisco,
against Minnesota and at Chicago) are difficult fantasy matchups. Given the
ailing elbow and the schedule, it's time to activate your contingency plan.
WEEK 14 INJURY